Dr. Richard Warshak is a widely known psychologist who has focused his career on the impact of divorce on children. As the author of the 5-star reviewed book Divorce Poison New and Updated Edition: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing, he’s built a wide following among parents, grandparents, and relatives of children suffering from parental alienation child abuse.
While Divorce Poison does a great job explaining parental alienation and some of the possible countermeasures to it. But it is written for adults. While adult children suffering from the fallout of parental alienation might benefit from it, it’s not intended for reading by younger children.
There is a dire need for educational material for children to help them fight the destructive brainwashing coming from an emotionally abusive parent out to make them hate the other parent. Aside from Dr. Amy Baker’s book for middle school kids and teens that I discussed last year in my article Kids’ Parental Alienation Book: “I Don’t Want to Choose!”, there has been little material for kids available.
Helping Kids and Adults Understand Parental Alienation
Into this void arrives the Welcome Back Pluto video. Dr. Warshak teamed up with Trace Productions to create a video for everybody in the family about parental alienation, including kids. Possibly the only people who won’t benefit from it are some of the alienating parents and their allies who cannot accept that children need both their parents. Even kids who are not experiencing alienation themselves may benefit because they may become better able to help their friends and classmates cope with the abuse coming from an alienating parent.
If you’ve been shopping for a color laser printer, take a look at the Brother MFC-9840CDW Color Laser Multi-Function Center with Wireless Networking. This model includes duplex color printing, scanning, copying, and faxing plus Ethernet and wireless 802.11b/g and USB interfaces. The scanner works with paper sizes up to legal paper, unlike most low-cost all-in-one devices. Buy.com is currently selling it for $549.99* including free shipping, about $100 to $150 less than typical prices.
We previously reviewed the Brother MFC-9840CDW a year ago. See that review for more information. Customers of Buy.com rated this model with a 4.5 out of 5.0 score for all four categories of value, performance, ease of use, and overall satisfaction.
The FDA misled consumers for years about the protection conferred by sunscreen products. Their flawed SPF rating system disregarded the risk of skin damage from UV-A light, the type of UV light most likely to penetrate deep into the skin and cause damage. Old product labels usually disclosed only UV-B protection, mentioning nothing about UV-A and UV-C light. While new product labels on many sun protection products have recently started to disclose the type of UV light against which protection is effective, fundamental weaknesses with sunscreens remain. Consumers often do not apply enough sunscreen or fail to apply it to areas that will receive significant sun exposure. For instance, a white T-shirt may let through a large amount of UV light yet many people will only apply their sunscreen to exposed bare skin. Even when properly applied, perspiration and water exposure can cause the protection to be uneven and incomplete.
In recent years, a few companies have introduced products that allow consumers to gain the benefit of significant sun protection from oral supplements that cause protection to be distributed throughout the skin. One such product is Life Extension’s Enhanced FernBlock with Sendara.
April 12, 2010 is the last day of the latest Life Extension Overstock Sale. Overstock sales are a great way for people who are thinking about joining Life Extension to try out their products and service before spending $75 (the typical annual fee) for signing up as a member as they are one of the few times nonmembers can buy products at the same price as members.
If you’re shopping for vitamins and nutritional supplements, you might like to know Puritan’s Pride is offering an additional 10% off plus free shipping on April 9. This is above and beyond its “buy 2 get 3 free” pricing, but for one day only. Now would be a great time to click on over to Puritan’s Pride, enter your order, and then during check-out be sure to enter the coupon code TAPSSD5 to get the additional savings.
One Day Only – 10% OFF any order + Free Shipping at Puritan’s Pride Vitamins!
Enter code: TAPSSD5 at checkout.
Valid: April 9, 2010
If you’re like most people, shopping for a new set of tires is something you don’t do often. You want to get safe and long-lasting tires at a good price. But where do you find guidance on choosing a tire? One answer to that question is the Tire Rack web site.
Get up to $80 mail in rebate for a set of Goodyear tires from TireRack.com!
This promotional offer ends April 3rd, 2010.
February 1, 2010 is the last day of the annual Life Extension Super Sale. Members receive an additional 10% discount on nearly all products during the Annual Super Sale.
New And Improved Products At Discounts Up to 52%
The Annual Super Sale also features several new products and improved formulations of existing products at even larger discounts with many at about 40% or more off regular prices. Visit the Annual Super Sale web page for more details. The discount code for these prices is SSL901D.
These discounts should appear automatically in your shopping cart, but if not then use the discount code supplied above.
Winter is the time of year with shorter days, lower intensity sunlight, and colder weather leading to most people making less vitamin D in their skin due to less sun exposure. The result is that vitamin D levels decline markedly during the winter in people not taking vitamin D supplements. Scientists believe that this accounts in large part for why winter is also the time of year with higher rates of colds and flus. We’ve discussed this further in our article H1N1 / Swine Flu Risk Increased by Low Vitamin D.
Here’s a promotional code for 10% off orders at Swanson Health Products. Enter INTB028 as a promotional code via the link in the upper right of their web page to get 10% off your order. I tried it successfully on December 7, 2009.
They are giving away free cookbooks with orders over $65.
They also have a buy one get one free sale on more than one hundred products. Some of the particularly interesting products in this sale include:
If you’re shopping for amino acid and protein supplements, Affordable Supplements is one of the best web sites around. They carry a wide variety of products from hundreds of large, medium, and niche manufacturers including quality low-priced dietary supplement makers such as NOW Foods and 1FAST400.
For the next 3 days, until midnight on Monday, November 30, 2009, you can get an additional 5% off your order at Affordable Supplements by entering the promotional code save9235 in the lower left of the checkout screen. As usual, if you order $75 or more then standard UPS ground shipping is free.
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